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Consulting- Ongoing Support

Create a personalized plan for your team's success then meet monthly for guidance as you execute the plan (includes Online Academy & In-Person Community)

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Consulting- Ongoing Support

Create a personalized plan for your team's success then meet monthly for guidance as you execute the plan (includes Online Academy, In-Person Community & Private Facebook Group)

Bring a Strategy Rockstar in as part of your team! During our time together, we'll create a plan for the next 6 or 12 months and then work closely as you carry out the plan. Then, I'll be at your side as you navigate the twists and turns that come along the way. In addition to email and text support, you're organization will also receive full access to the Z&B Online Academy for extra guidance and support. And......as an extra benefit to you and your team, your organization receives copies of my book 'Be Strategic, Be Intentional, Be Successful' and Lifetime Access to the Jumpstart Your Future course which guides you through developing a plan of action after you're enrollment expires. Plus, you can send staff to our Quarterly Retreats each year you are enrolled as well as receive continued support once your enrollment expires through Z&B's Group Coaching Calls and the Z&B Facebook Community.

WHAT IS A PLANNING SESSION?
Glad you asked! PLANNING SESSIONS are really awesome because they give you and your staff/volunteer team super focused private time with Strategy Rockstar Michelle Smith. You spend 4 hours digging deep and creating a plan. Each organization's plan is different and customized to their unique needs at the time of the session. Prior to the big day, homework is done to ensure that the team and Michelle are laser-focused during your session. Afterwards, Michelle spends time finalizing your plan so it's ready for you to begin executing. Once your plan is complete, Michelle helps keep you on task and accountable to your plan. You'll meet with Michelle for up to 2 hrs once per month to ask questions and adapt the plan. You can also email & text Michelle questions, as well as post questions for fellow professionals in the Private Facebook Group.

WHAT'S IN THE ONLINE ACADEMY?
In the Online Academy, Strategy Rockstar Michelle Smith walks you through many of the things that are sure to come up (or already have) in your business. You'll find short videos and worksheets that can be done in small chunks of time in the comfort of your home. Michelle breaks concepts down so they are easy to understand and to tackle. The online academy also comes with access to a Private Facebook Group and the Strategize Your Success Ecourse- A step-by-step program designed to quickly get your business on the right path to success!

WHO IS IT FOR?
Whether you’re a small business, non profit, church or volunteer sport or parent organization, Z&B's Ongoing Consulting may be perfect for you. It's for those who are looking for a road map to success paired with an expert by their side so they can spend less time figuring things out and more time getting things done. The Ongoing Consulting Program is designed to give you a quick ramp up to revenue producing solutions. It also gives you support after your enrollment by providing Lifetime Access to the Online Academy and Group Coaching Calls, Lifetime Support from the Z&B Facebook Community and a Lifetime Discount on Strategy Sessions.

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

  • Planning Session: You and your staff/volunteer team will create a customized plan for success in a private 4 hour strategy session with Strategy Rockstar Michelle Smith. The plan can be for an upcoming project or event or an overall plan for various departments. One 4 hour session is included. Additionally, the 4 hour session can be broken down into two 2 hour sessions or a 1 hour and 3 hour session. Those looking for hands on assistance can substitute 1 hour of their planning session time for 2 hours of hands on work since a 1 hour session includes 30 min of work before and after.
  • Strategy Sessions: Get support as you carry out your plan during 1-2 hour strategy sessions. One session is included per month. The sessions are used to review the plan, adapt it as needed and further develop tasks on the plan. The organization may invite whoever they like to the sessions which can be done in-person or via phone or video call. Questions will be sent prior to the call to get all parties laser focused and ready to make the most of the time together.
  • Email & Text Support: Keep your progress moving between calls by asking questions to Michelle via email or text.
  • Retreats: Review the past quarter and plan for the quarter ahead ensuring you stay on track to meet your goals. You'll also mastermind with other Z&B clients. Three retreats are included for one person. Additional people can attend for an additional fee. Food is provided.
  • Group Coaching Calls: Join us to celebrate with other Z&B Clients and learn from Michelle's live coaching. We'll start the call with people sharing a celebration with the group and then move into Q&A. Michelle will answer as many of the pre-submitted questions as she can during our time together. You get to listen in and observe as she interacts with the person who submitted the question. This is a great way to keep your business moving forward on a continual basis. Recordings are available for those who can't make it and also to listen to again when needed.
  • Z&B Online Academy Courses: Find tons of short videos, worksheets and audio trainings that can be done in small chunks of time in the comfort of your home. Check out the 'bundled classes' below to see the listing of current courses. New courses are always being added. You have lifetime access to all courses.
  • Private Facebook Community: Post questions any time to get support, feedback and advice from the members of this client exclusive Facebook community, as well as from Z&B Facebook Group Mentors. Z&B Facebook Group Mentors guide people to Michelle's resources that answer their questions and reach out to Michelle when needed for additional guidance.
  • Strategize Your Success E-Course: Get everything out of your head and into a plan with this step-by-step program. You have immediate access to all the materials which include videos, pdf chapters from the book and sample resources so you can do a chapter/video per week or do a bunch at once. Additionally, lifetime access is included so you can do the materials again and again as your business grows and changes
  • Jumpstart Your Future E-Course: Develop an action plan so you have a map to focus on. This course walks you through the steps Michelle uses when developing plans for her clients. Since businesses can shift from time to time, you have lifetime access to use the materials again and again to plan for your business.
  • Success Binder: Keep all your Z&B resources in one place for easy access and reference.
  • My Book: Be Strategic, Be Intentional, Be Successful- Enjoy a paperback copy with a personalized greeting for up to 15 people on your team. Additionally a pdf version of each chapter is included in the Strategize Your Success E-course so you can complete the materials again and again as your business grows and changes.
  • Best Summer Yet Event: Each spring, we take time to plan for the summer ahead and ensure we're able to accomplish our business goals while also doing the things we love and enjoy. We also learn to navigate the scheduling challenges that occur. One ticket is included for you to use during your first year of enrollment. In future years, you can purchase a ticket at the discounted client rate. You'll also receive a special 50% off code that you can share with all your friends because everything is more fun when you do it with others.
  • Online Portal: An online dashboard where you can access all the elements included in your program.
  • Lifetime Discounts on Strategy Sessions: One-on-one time with Strategy Rockstar Michelle Smith when you need to look deeper into an aspect of your business. Whether it's something as simple as prioritizing the items on your to-do list, or something more involved like figuring out what to say on a sales call, having an expert at your side to talk through the situation can expedite things and eliminate pitfalls. There is no limit to the number of sessions you can schedule.

NEED EXTRA SUPPORT? WHY NOT ENROLL IN ONGOING CONSULTING PLUS!
You get everything provided in the "Ongoing Support" program PLUS, Michelle spends additional time before your monthly meetings to strategize for your next month, as well as time after the meetings to follow up. This additional support and direction from Michelle is a great addition for executives who prefer to spend their time elsewhere or to simply have someone else do it. For those who prefer to prepare for the monthly meetings, the additional time can be used for a two hour staff in-service or to meet twice a month instead of monthly or to have the Z&B team do administrative or marketing tasks for you.

NEED ONE TIME SUPPORT WITH A BIG PROJECT? OR MAYBE SOME TRAINING?
Looking to take on a big initiative? Why not have Michelle guide your team along the way? Here are just a few ideas of projects she can lead your staff and board through: Marketing Plans, Strategic Plans, Membership/Client Growth & Retention Plans, Fundraising Plans, Special Event Plans, Website Conversion, Database Conversion, Customer Service Standards. Additionally, Michelle is available to provide 1:1 and group training for your staff, board and clients on a variety of topics. She can also be a keynote speaker for your upcoming event. (Click to learn more) If you're in need of One Time Support, email Michelle ([email protected]) to discuss your project. Pricing varies based on the project and payment plans are available with a discount given to those who pay in full.


Your Instructor


Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

I’m Michelle Smith of Z & B Consulting, Inc. For 20 years I supported various small businesses, non-profit organizations, day cares and private schools with their strategies and processes to obtain and retain more customers. But working for someone else while also trying to balance being a wife and mother isn’t easy, so I became an entrepreneur and founded Z & B Consulting in 2014. Family is very important to me -- so much so that I named my company after my sons Zach and Ben. By founding my own business, I was able to achieve a work/life balance through working smarter, not just harder. Implementing the relationship building strategies I’d mastered during my career enabled me to obtain the money AND time to enjoy the things I love with the people I love. It is my personal mission to help my clients do the same. I help small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations of all kinds overcome obstacles by teaching them to utilize the right tools, resources and methods to grow their business. I know that creating and implementing the right strategies might seem overwhelming and often scares people from focusing on it. That’s why I make business strategy fun and easy, and take my clients back to a time when learning was exciting. I earned my bachelors from Purdue University and I am a business coach, consultant, trainer and speaker. My husband Scott and I reside in the Chicago suburbs with our two boys. If you would like to learn more about how I can help you achieve your business goals (without sacrificing your personal goals!) through strategy and relationship building, I would love to hear from you. Schedule a complimentary Business Clarity Call today at www.zandbconsulting.com/schedule-a-call.




Courses Included with Purchase



Strategize Your Success
Step-By-Step Program Designed to Quickly Get Your Business On The Path For Success! (Includes Private Facebook Community & 18 Module Course w/Lifetime Access)
Michelle Smith
12 payments of $49/month
Action Plan Training
Get Everything Out of Your Head & Create A To-Do List. Then Prioritize Your List Based on Anticipated Revenue & Impact.
Michelle Smith
FREE
Be Strategic, Be Intentional, Be Successful
Assess all the areas of your business and determine where it makes the most sense to spend your time and money to get the results you desire
Michelle Smith
FREE
Networking Effectively to Reach Your Goals
Determine which places best meet your goals and personality style while also learning what to do before and after an event
Michelle Smith
FREE
Take the Leap From a Hobby......to a Business!
Key things to consider in order to make a successful shift
Michelle Smith
FREE
Relationship Building- The Key to Success!
Best practices for creating lasting relationships with potential clients, current clients, former clients and referral partners
Michelle Smith
$19
It Takes A Village!
Look at the balls you juggle in business and life and determine which to keep and which you can pass off to people in your village
Michelle Smith
$19
Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Get laser focused on your marketing priorities and where to spend your budget to get the best results
Michelle Smith
$19
Grow Your Business in 15 Min a Day
Consistently and intentionally reach out each day to keep your funnel flowing
Michelle Smith
$19
Put Your Heart in Sales
Focus on selling with service and putting more heart into your sales process
Michelle Smith
$19
Creating the Best Summer Yet!
Identify your summer goals (both business and personal) and create a plan to meet and exceed them
Michelle Smith
$19
Kickstart Your Year
Create a plan for the year ahead
Michelle Smith
$19
Celebrate Your Year!
Reflect on the past year and see all the ways you've made a difference
Michelle Smith
$19
Identify Your Target Market
Determine who it is you serve and how to customize your marketing so it really speaks to them
Michelle Smith
$19
The Lucky No
Learn why getting "no's" from potential clients can be a good thing and figure out how many no's you need to get to a yes
Michelle Smith
$19
Collaborate for Success!
Increase your business by helping others
Michelle Smith
$19
Facing the Giants in Your Business
Identify the things that are scaring you in your business and create a plan to stop them in their tracks
Michelle Smith
$19
Cracking the Confidence Code
Harness the power of self-confidence to start or scale a business
Michelle Smith
$19
Jumpstart Your Future
Develop a detailed plan to guide your next 6-12 mos. This is the self-study version of Z&B's V.I.P. Day & helps Z&B clients reach success while enrolled.
Michelle Smith
$49
Take a Deep Dive!
Review last quarter and use what you learn to plan next quarter
Michelle Smith
$49
Competition Analysis
Assess your competition so you can determine if your pricing is where it should be
Michelle Smith
$49
Pricing & Packages
Determine the right pricing and packages for your business
Michelle Smith
3 payments of $174/month
Self Publishing Best Practices
Tips and Tricks from Dr. Heidi Thorne of Thorne Communications
Guest Expert
FREE
The Role of Photography in Business
Tips from Photographer Karthika Gupta
Guest Expert
FREE
Z&B Affiliate Program
Spread your excitement about Z&B's Programs & Services and get a thank you to use or pass along!
Michelle Smith
FREE

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the program start?
The program starts now and so does access to the bundled courses. Each course is completely self-paced - you decide when you start and can do the activities again and again until your access expires. An invite will be sent for the Facegroup Group within 48 hours of your joining. (Invites are sent M-F 9am-4pm. If you join in the evening or on the weekend, the 48 hr window starts the next business day.) Additionally, if you chose the Coaching Club 2.0 option (option B), you receive one Co-Working Day, one Group Coaching Call and one private coaching call for each month you have access along with one Quarterly Retreat for each quarter you have access. If you did NOT choose the Coaching Club 2.0 option (option A), you receive two private coaching calls per month.
How long do I have access to all the great things included in the program?
Access time varies on the payment option chosen. You can choose from 6 months or 1 year. Each is renewable at the end of the term so you can have ongoing access to Strategy Rockstar Michelle Smith, the Z&B Facebook Community and all its great resources as your business grows.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 5 days of enrolling and we will give you a full refund.